Social Media Activists Shutter Terrorist Facebook Page Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90
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Social Media Activists Shutter Terrorist Facebook Page

The full story behind how Israeli activists compelled the social media giant to stop facilitating Palestinian terrorism

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Following a campaign by Act-IL and Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), the official Facebook page of Fatah, the ruling faction of supposedly “moderate” Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, has been taken offline. Under the hashtag #CloseFatahFB, the activists mobilized thousands of volunteers from 74 countries who sent over 4,000 emails and thousands of Facebook abuse reports in response to the Fatah page repeatedly praising the terrorist murderers of Israeli Jews. Fatah’s page had 224,000 followers and 187,000 Likes, making it one of the most significant sources of incitement on Facebook. During the course of the two-week campaign, the Israeli activists made 15…

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